Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Dr. Therese Bevers, 2009

In this Oct. 2009 video on YouTube, Dr. Therese Bevers talks about new screening guidelines for cervical cancer. Women at increased risk have a higher chance of getting cervical cancer than women at average risk.

Women at increased risk include those who have:

  • History of cervical cancer or severe cervical dysplasia (pre-cancer)
  • Persistent Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection after age 30 (HPV testing not recommended in women younger than age 30)
  • An immune system that does not function properly
  • Been infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Diethylstilbestrol DES exposure before birth

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Pap Tests

Guidelines from the American Cancer Society are that women 70 and older who have had three consecutive normal Pap smears and no abnormal results in the past 10 years may choose to stop Pap smears. Some women need to continue having Pap smears though … This includes women who received DES (diethylstilbestrol) during pregnancy … via FloridaToday

What about DES Babies?

Thalidomide effects are visible at birth but DES acts like a time-bomb over 3 generations

So, what about DES Babies?

Why do so few people know about DES and the damage its caused? DES seems to be in the shadows of thalidomide—so much so that it’s been referred to as the ‘silent thalidomide‘ in the press. The obvious difference between DES and thalidomide is that the effects of thalidomide are clearly visible at birth. DES acts more like a time-bomb … over three generations … yet few people know about DES … out of sight out of mind!

Read ” You’ve Heard of Thalidomide Babies, what about DES Babies?
lawyersandsettlements, February 21st, 2012.

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DES linked to an Early Menopause

Age at natural Menopause in Women exposed to DiEthylStilbestrol in Utero

Pregnancy drug linked to an early menopause
DES linked to an early Menopause

Women whose mothers took a common pregnancy drug are at risk of early menopause, research shows. A study of thousands of women revealed that those who were exposed to the ‘wonder drug’ DES in the womb were 50 per cent more likely to start the menopause early.

Read more: Pregnancy drug linked to an early menopause, by FIONA MACRAE, last updated 15 August 2006.

DES and Menopause – Studies

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Will it be Lights, Camera and DES Cancer Action?

Let’s make it happen!

Will It Be Lights, Camera and DES Cancer Action?

Could Diethylstilbestrol (DES) cancer potentially come lurking in the lives of your own children?

Read Will it be lights, camera and DES Cancer action?,
by Gordon Gibb, 17 June 2012

Let’s make it happen!

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From Anger to Action

“Take a new estrogen promoted by the pharmaceutical companies. Add doctors ready to believe in another miracle drug. Take post-World War II women desperate to have a baby after miscarrying. Continue prescription for years. The result is the tragedy experienced by million of DES-exposed mothers, daughters, and son – and perhaps grandchildren. This is the story of what they did about the drug disaster that changed their lives.”

Read DES Voices, a book written by Pat Val Cody, DES health activist and co-founder of DES Action USA.

Distilbene et grossesse à risque… Vidéo d’archives 1988

Et si votre mère avait eu une grossesse à risque et pris le médicament #Distilbène? Vidéo d’archives 1988

Et si votre mère avait eu une grossesse à risque et pris le médicament Distilbène?

  • Vidéo par Ina Sciences, 2 Jul 2012.
  • Archives 11 novembre 1988

    • Retour à l’actualité du Distilbène, à l’occasion d’un congrès de gynécologie qui se tient à Paris. Ce médicament, indiqué dans les cas de grossesse difficile, provoque des malformations génitales chez les enfants des mères traitées.
    • Photo de comprimés de Distilbène.
    • Mère poussant landau dans jardin public.
    • Interview Mme Lascar, son bébé dans les bras, au sujet de sa grossesse difficile.
    • Reportage dans une famille dont les 4 enfants souffrent de malformations dues au Distilbène ; scène de famille ; interview de l’une des filles au sujet de ses craintes pour faire un enfant.
    • Entretien entre une gynéco et une patiente ; interview gynéco, Anne CABAU, au sujet des risques de malformations dus au Distilbène et de l’importance du dialogue mère-fille.
    • Brochure médicale éditée par le ministère au sujet de ce médicament.
    • Enfant dans jardin public.

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Messed-Up Modern Turkeys Can’t Mate

The modern super turkey is a delicious Frankenstein, an oversized man-made beast, and it represents ages of human ingenuity and staggering Western consumption.

… Turkey farmers once used a hormone called diethylstilbestrol, which …

Are you really sure you want to eat TURKEY for THANKSGIVING?

Réseau DES France

The support group Réseau DES France was established in 1994. Their first DES public education campaign was launched in 1997 with the brochure “DES Distilbène® Exposure, the questions you ask yourself” aimed at raising DES awareness amongst the general public. Since 1994 Réseau DES France has engaged in many areas (information, cooperation, advocacy and lobbying, and DES lawsuits to name just a few). They’ve achieved many results and successes such a the right to longer maternity leave for DES pregnancies.

Réseau DES France

DES Action groups